Dumb questions about GMT offset in tm structure
Wed Jul 13 23:14:41 UTC 2011
Dumb question #1: what applications use the offset from GMT of local time?
(That is, why do we want the offset in the tm structure in the first place?)
Dumb question #2: if there's a way to turn tm structures into time_t values,
does the ability to do something like
offset = time_of_interest - convert_tm_to_gmt(localtime(time_of_interest));
(possibly followed by
offset = -offset;
depending on what sex you think the offset should be)
obviate the need for a GMT offset element in the tm structure?
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